Looking for Plastic-Free, Pesticide-Free, Hormone-Free Proteins? Stop Eating Plants and Start Eating Pests.

I love grilled chicken, steak and fish as much as any foodie, so this post is going to sound way “out there.” Within 15 years, you’ll be eating insect protein on a weekly basis and we’ll have the explosion of Artificial Intelligence to thank for your substantially critter-based diet.

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Garlic Butter Chicken and “Zoodles”

I’ll admit that I participated in the spiralizer fad a couple years ago with great fervor. For good reason, though: it gave me alternatives for using vegetables in place of pasta when we were on the Paleo bandwagon. The kids wouldn’t touch it but the wife and I were better off because of it. The unexpected benefit of the fad is that now you can buy pre-spiralized vegetables in the fresh produce and freezer section of your local supermarket of choice. They are in every major grocery store now too, so there’s no excuse. Continue reading “Garlic Butter Chicken and “Zoodles””

Making the Most out of One Whole Chicken

Whole Roasted Chicken
Fresh Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Chicken Stock, Frozen and Vacuum Sealed.

Making the most out of every ingredient has become a personal objective of mine lately. Applying that mentality to the kitchen and meal prep is just a natural extension of cutting costs and making healthier foods for my family. Today I tackle a 4-part process to use the absolute most out of a single whole chicken.

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Part 4/4: Vacuum Seal Liquids with a Food Saver

Vacuum sealing foods for freezer storage is a big deal in our home. We buy bulk quality meats at a discount at places like Costco, sealing steaks into individual bags, then thaw as needed. We use our FoodSaver every week or two, but liquids can be a hassle since the FoodSaver is an external, not a chamber, vacuum sealer. There’s a big difference, particularly when dealing with liquids.

Here’s a quick hack to use your external vacuum sealer to store and freeze liquids WITHOUT EXPENSIVE HARDWARE OR ACCESSORIES.

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